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Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, is a thriving city, nestled on the beautiful Swan River. It is the perfect place from which to discover WA's stunning South West region, or the coastline to the north of the city. Perth has grown into a bustling hub for business and pleasure, with some of the country's best food and wine produce on its doorstep. Restaurants and bars abound, providing plentiful options for visitors to enjoy the local fare.

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Start by sightseeing in King’s Park, 4.5 square kilometres of native bushland – larger than New York’s Central Park. Try your luck at the Burswood Resort Casino or step back in time at the Fremantle Prison. Fremantle is a port city, located 19km south of Perth, filled with beautiful heritage buildings, cafes and alfresco dining spots. Thrill seekers will love Adventure World, WA’s major amusement park, with more than 30 exhilarating rides, only 10 minutes drive from Fremantle.

Rottnest Island
No trip to Perth is complete without a visit to the gorgeous Rottnest Island. This jewel-like, car-free island is just a short, fun ride by ferry, private boat or plane from the city, yet it seems a world away. A ‘Class A’ Reserve, Rottnest Island is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, wonderful diving, abundant wildlife, postcard-perfect beaches, and its famous furry inhabitants – the quirky quokkas. These laid-back little marsupials are hopping around everywhere!
There are no cars on Rottnest Island, which is part of its charm. So take the bus, walk, or cycle a hire bike (add a nifty trailer for the kids) around the tracks criss-crossing the island, which is just 19 square kilometres.
Allow several hours for your jaunt. Pack food and plenty of water though, as Thompson Bay is the only area with shops and eateries – and don’t forget your hat, cossie, snorkelling gear and sunscreen.
Along the way you’ll discover numerous beautiful bays with white sand and turquoise water, reefs teeming with amazing marine life, and lots of points of historical interest. Check out the seals at Cathedral Rocks and watch out for dolphins too. From September to November, keep your eyes peeled for Humpback whales.

Swan Valley
Plan your visit to Swan Valley, nestled in the upper reaches of the majestic Swan River, 25 minutes from Perth, Swan Valley is a food, wine and art lover’s paradise. It is WA’s oldest and most popular wine growing region, and renowned for its fresh gourmet goodies, uniquely Australian landscapes, historic buildings, galleries and wildlife parks. Swan Valley is full of fun and interesting things to see and do, making it the perfect destination for day trips from Perth. Lively cultural and culinary events are held in Swan Valley, with the biggie being October’s glorious Spring in The Valley – one of the largest wine and food festivals in Australia. Tours of the region’s wineries are a must. The easiest way to do this is to follow the Swan Valley’s fabulous Food and Wine Trail. This 32km scenic trip through gorgeous countryside takes in some fine distilleries, breweries and galleries as well as wineries, cafes, restaurants and roadside stalls brimming with just-picked produce.

Whale Watching in Perth
Perth is a great base for whale watching – either from the land or on a whale watching tour boat. There are many opportunities to observe these gentle, playful creatures as they cruise down the West Australian coastline on their annual migration. They stop off in Perth waters for a rest en route. No one has actually counted the whales, but it’s thought around 30,000 humpbacks do the journey, and the population is growing. Increasing numbers of Southern Right whales and Blue whales are also seen. The whale watching season kicks off around mid September and goes until early December. During this period, family groups with new calves leave the warm waters of their breeding grounds up North to return to their summer home in Antarctica.

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Things to do in Perth

  • King's Park
  • Day Trip To Fremantle
  • Adventure World
  • Whale Watching Tours
  • Valley Of Giants
  • Perth Aquarium of WA

  • Perth Mint
  • Perth Zoo
  • Cottesloe Beach
  • Rottnest Island
  • Swan Valley
  • Northbridge Cultural Precinct

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